In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a credit card breach affecting customers of a Canadian online health and beauty products store and a breach at a British grocery store chain's website.
Lawsuits that card issuers have filed against Target to help recoup expenses associated with the retailer's breach aren't likely to reap big rewards, two legal experts say. But they are sending a strong message.
A law firm has developed a free iPhone app, Data Breach 411, to help organizations with breach notification compliance. The app provides links to 46 state data breach notification laws, relevant federal statutes and other resources.
A new guide from WEDI offers some basic tips for organizations assessing incidents under the HIPAA Omnibus breach notification rule. But it's important to address additional factors for effective beach assessment and response, two experts say.
Forbes and Kickstarter have fallen victim to apparently unrelated cyber-attacks that have compromised user accounts. The companies are urging users to reset their passwords and monitor for any suspicious activity.
Healthcare organizations can take several key steps to help avoid the scrutiny of their state's attorney general and defend against possible class action lawsuits in the aftermath of data breaches, says privacy attorney David Navetta.
At a Feb. 4 Senate hearing, a senior executive from Target Corp. endorsed a shift to chip cards, combined with PINs, to enhance security, while a Neiman Marcus executive questioned if that was a prudent move.
The latest data breach notification bill comes from the Senate Commerce Committee, whose chairman Jay Rockefeller says the recent string of retailer breaches means companies need to do a better job protecting their customers' information.
In light of recent high-profile retail breaches, The Financial Services Roundtable is asking Congress to pass a national data breach notification law and expand oversight of the retail and telecommunications sectors.
In the quest to prevent data breaches, healthcare providers should take advantage of the free privacy and security resources available from federal regulators. Find out about the most popular guides offered.